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Last Updated on 13 February, 2017

IHBB Announces the Launch of The International Geography Bee!

The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce the launch of The International Geography Bee, a new, worldwide geography quiz competition for primary and secondary school students around the world. excited to begin its sixth year of history quiz tournaments for students and teams throughout Europe! Within Europe, the International Geography Bee effectively replaces the “Geography Bee of Europe” that has been held for the past two years at the European Championships of The International History Bee and Bowl. IGB will also allow European students to then compete at the IGB World Championships, which will be held every other year in conjunction with the International History Olympiad, beginning in Berlin, Germany in July 2018. The European Division of the IGB consists of the European Championships Qualifying Exam (which can be taken at any IHBB Europe regional tournament, or with a teacher or homeschool instructor as a proctor) and the European Championships. For IGB’s European Division, the same three age divisions apply as they do for the International History Bee and Bowl. The top 50% of students in each age division at the IGB European Championships then receive eligibility to compete at the IGB World Championships. Qualification is valid for two years; thus students can qualify for the 2018 IGB World Championships in either 2017 or 2018. Students who graduate secondary school in 2017 are permitted to come back after one year of university studies to compete as well. For more information on the International Geography Bee, please see www.internationalgeographybee.com or contact us at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck!

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Welcome to a new year of IHBB Europe!

(9 September, 2016) The International History Bee and Bowl is excited to begin its sixth year of history quiz tournaments for students and teams throughout Europe! Our sixth year promises to be our busiest ever, with nearly 20 tournaments planned throughout Europe, including new tournaments planned for Hungary, the UK, and possibly other countries as well. Throughout the autumn of 2016, IHBB staff will be visiting schools across Europe to promote our competitions, and we hope that you and your students will be able to join us! As in past years, we will have two regional question sets offered, which will allow students and teams up to two chances to qualify for our 2017 European Championships in early June. The location of the Championships will be determined over the coming months, and it will be posted here when available. Students who finish in the top half of any regional tournament in either the Bee or the Bowl also gain eligibility for the 2018 International History Olympiad, which will be held in Berlin!  For more information on all of our European tournaments, please contact our Executive Director, Mrs. Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck throughout the 2016-17 competition year, and we look forward to seeing you and your team at a tournament soon!

Congratulations to our 2016 IHBB European Champions!

( 31 May, 2016) The International History Bee and Bowl held its fifth annual European Championships in Berlin on May 27-30, 2016, with the John F. Kennedy School as the host venue for all competitions aside from the German History Bee (which was played outside the Reichstag for the preliminary rounds, and inside the Brandenburg Gate for the finals). Thanks to Mr. Phil Blessman of the JFK School for coordinating the hosting arrangements and to everyone who came and played or assisted with the tournament. Congratulations to our many champions and we look forward to seeing all teams and students back in 2016-17 for IHBB’s sixth year! We’ll be looking to add three additional regional tournaments (one in Sweden, one in Hungary, and one in England), and will be posting information on our 2017 European Championships in this spot as soon as the dates and venue are secured. Have a great summer and best of luck to all students representing European countries at the 2016 International History Olympiad in Hawaii in July!

2016 IHBB European Champions
Varsity History Bowl: Katedralskolan, Lund, Sweden
Varsity History Bee: Ishaan Bhardwaj, Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, England
Varsity Geography Bee: Alexander Kloß, Lessing-Gymnasium, Hoyerswerda, Germany

Junior Varsity History Bowl: St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
Junior Varsity History Bee: Sam Brennan, St. Stephen’s School, Rome, Italy
Junior Varsity Geography Bee: Paul Baroudi, International School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Middle School History Bowl: Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop’s Stortford, England
Middle School History Bee: Thomas Wilson, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop’s Stortford, England
Middle School Geography Bee: Anabel Mellinger, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Zuoz, Switzerland

Champions from the Sports & Entertainment History Bee, German History Bee, and Academic Bowl of Europe can be found on the main championships page here.

(21 January, 2016) IHBB European Championships Will Be on 27-30 May in Berlin!

Calling all young historians in Europe! The International History Bee and Bowl is excited to announce that after Provence, Paris, Rome, and Switzerland – our fifth annual European Championships will be held in the historic city of Berlin, with the John F. Kennedy School as our host school! Please click here for all the details – aside from our usual History Bee and Bowl competitions, we’re planning visits to museums and historic sites around the city, group dinners, and our annual Sports and Entertainment History Bee and our Geography Bee of Europe. We’re also planning on playing a separate Bee for early arrivals on Friday afternoon solely on German history on the steps of the Reichstag (in inclement weather, we’ll hold this underneath the Brandenburg Gate)! Then, on Monday, we’re offering all teams a chance to compete in the all-subject European Academic Bowl Championships! This will be a buzzer-based team competition, but with questions drawing from all manner of academic subjects.
Registration for our European Championships will open in February – we’ll be getting in touch with all teams who have qualified once it opens. Note that you and your team have two chances to qualify for it at any tournament that runs our Beta set of questions, and then again at any tournament on our Alpha set of questions. Click on the dots on the map to see which tournament will be held on which question set. For more information on our European Championships, please contact Mrs. Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@historybowl.com
Good luck in qualifying, and we look forward to seeing you and your team in Berlin this spring!

(9 November, 2015) IHBB Europe’s Fifth Season Is Now Underway!

The International History Bee and Bowl’s European Division has recently begun its fifth year of tournaments. On 7 November at the International School of Monza, 14 teams contested the History Bee and Bowl of Northern Italy. Aside from the host school, the International School of Milan, the British School of Milan, and making their IHBB debut, the American School of Milan participated, with each school winning at least one of the 6 titles on offer (Bee and Bowl in the 3 age classes). Many thanks to all who attended and to Mr Andrew Ackers and IS Monza for hosting! A full tournament report can be found on the tournament page here.
IHBB staff have spent the past month in Europe visiting schools throughout the continent as we look to grow the number of participants across Europe this school year. We have visited schools in Poland, Ireland, England, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and are now en route to Denmark and Sweden for the final leg of our fall outreach trip. We anticipate having a great turnout at our tournaments from November through April, and at our 2016 European Championships. Look for an announcement on this page by the end of November regarding the date and location for our Championships, as well as for the remaining regional tournament dates this school year. Good luck, and we hope to see you at an International History Bee and Bowl tournament soon!